Health and Benefits Leader Launches Care Advocates to National Market

July 27, 2011

Reduces Costs for Businesses; Helps Members Navigate the Healthcare System

Covington, LA (PRWEB) July 26, 2011

Gilsbar Incorporated announced today the launch of Care Advocates. Care Advocates was developed to help employers, associations and affinity groups assist their employees and members with navigating the ever-changing and complex healthcare system.

During these tough economic times, people are experiencing a much higher level of stress, which is affecting their mental, physical and social well being. The trickle-down effects from this include: higher healthcare utilization, higher absenteeism and lower productivity. Care Advocates personal healthcare experts will help engage and guide members through the healthcare system – - while reducing stress and increasing members’ overall well-being.

Gilsbar has over fifty years experience as a health and benefits management organization, helping clients drive down costs through improved member health and engagement. The launch of Care Advocates is an extension of this impressive track record and serves the growing need for personal guidance.

Doug Layman, Executive Vice President of Gilsbar, Inc. explains, “It is almost impossible for consumers to understand all of the healthcare and insurance jargon out there. People need an advocate, someone who can help them understand what it all means or to guide them through a difficult health situation. A well-executed advocacy program will be one of the greatest gifts you can give an employee. The organization benefits from an employee who is at work and highly productive, leaving the employee with a better quality of life. It’s an affordable solution for employers that saves time, saves money and improves employees’ perception of their benefits package.”

About Care Advocates

Care Advocates’ personal healthcare experts engage members and guide them through the complex healthcare system, creating savings in both time and money. We provide benefit assistance, healthcare education and care coordination for members, while offering partners a valuable benefit for their membership. Care Advocates is a private company and does not replace health insurance coverage, provide medical care or recommend treatment. The Care Advocates team carefully protects member privacy and complies with all government privacy standards. All medical and personal information is considered strictly confidential. For more information about Care Advocates for your company, client or association, call 1-866-891-3306.

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